Guide for booking hotels in Ooty:
Ooty, set picturesquely in the Nilgiri hills, is one of the most beautiful hill stations in South India. Undulating hills, lush valleys and scenic lakes of Ooty give the visitors an abundance of stay options that would fit everyone’s budget – from budget travellers to luxury travellers. Central Ooty is the top pick for accommodation if you visit Ooty for the first time. Located approximately 2 kilometres from the Ooty bus stand and railway station, the neighbourhood has a good budget and mid-range hotels. If a peaceful retreat away from the crowded tourist areas of the city is what you desire, Pudumund is the place for you. The neighbourhood is near Ooty railway station and allows you to choose from several budget properties and resorts. Besides budget and premium hotels, Pudumund also has various eateries and shopping options to keep tourists busy.
Ooty lake is a good choice if you are looking for luxury hotels and resorts. Ooty lake is approximately 1.5 kilometres from the bus stand and is easily accessible through local transport. The cosy cottages with spacious rooms, great ambience and local cuisine are the perfect pick for a family trip. Crest valley and Doddabetta are popular sites to experience night camping in Ooty. Located away from the city, Crest Valley and Doddabetta have tent stays that offer Live Barbeque, adventure activities, music and bonfire. The camping sites are only reachable through a taxi or own vehicle. However, a few camps offer pick-up and drop facilities from Ooty.
Nilgiris has luxury jungle resorts and homestays nestled amongst thick forests and rolling undisturbed countryside with amazing views of the deep valleys. The resorts and homestays are located 30 kilometres from Ooty and accessible only through a taxi or private vehicle. If a serene plantation experience, surrounded by nature, birding and a few wildlife here and there is your choice, Coonoor is the best bet. The town is just a 40 minutes drive from Ooty, and the exciting part is that you can reach Coonoor through toy trains that run between the towns frequently.